Analysis Seminar

Title: Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum many-body systems, and a central limit theorem
Speaker: Kay Kirkpatrick
Speaker Info: UIUC
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Near absolute zero, a gas of quantum particles can condense into an unusual state of matter, called Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), that behaves like a giant quantum particle. The rigorous connection has recently been made between the physics of the microscopic many-body dynamics and the mathematics of the macroscopic model, the cubic nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLS). I'll discuss recent progress with Gerard Ben Arous and Benjamin Schlein on a central limit theorem for the quantum many-body systems, a step towards large deviations for Bose-Einstein condensation.
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012
Time: 3pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Jared Wunsch
Contact email: jwunsch@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5580
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